Your views on how the hospital works or could work better are really valuable and help us to do better. This is exactly what supporter, Jonathon, did.
Jonathon made a donation after getting frustrated that there wasn’t anywhere safe for him to lock up his bike when he came to the RBH for appointments.
“When I attended appointments in South Block I saw that there were quite a few patients’ bikes there like mine attached to railings and what-not because there was only a rack for two bikes provided. I thought that it should be made more attractive for patients to cycle to the hospital, as not everyone has a car (I don’t) and it’s good for health too.
I was concerned that bikes attached to railings etc. were likely to be a nuisance to patients with mobility difficulties, and I regretted that the hospital had provided loads of car park spaces but hardly any bike racks.
I made the donation because I supposed that not enough money was being made available for bike racks and I thought I could fill the gap, and also I hoped that the hospital might be persuaded to change its balance of spending a bit between cars and bikes.
As you see, it was a mixture of two motives: wanting to help and being a bit frustrated by the situation.
Thank you Jonathon for helping us help others who might want to attend the hospital on their bikes!